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The Lyceum

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Good place for local history

I enjoy going around Alexandria to learn more about the history of the city (pre-USA and after... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2019
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Greek Style Portico

This building, was erected in 1839 and has an impressive portico in the Greek Style. Today it is... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3697
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All reviews civil war nice museum suggested donation local history museum worth a visit washington street gift shop first floor king street exhibits admission
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

I enjoy going around Alexandria to learn more about the history of the city (pre-USA and after). The Lyceum is part of the Alexandria museum system to educate public and visitors about the history of the local people and the surrounding area. Both the permanent...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Museums are my passion, and this one had fewer artifacts, yet I found it interesting and worth the visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Woventales
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This building, was erected in 1839 and has an impressive portico in the Greek Style. Today it is the official City history museum of Alexandria. It houses an eclectic collection of artefacts and images relating to the area, plus occasional special displays. There is an...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

The Lyceum houses a three room museum tracing Alexandria's history from colonial times through the 20th Century. There's a $2 suggested donation but they waved me through rather than take a credit card. The exhibits are heavier on the reading than on the artifacts. There's...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We spent about an hour and a half here learning about Alexandria's history. The exhibits are well done. We walked over from the Indigo Hotel, but there is free parking.Admission was $2.00 a person. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AuntAnnie
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is a very interesting building for visitors to stop by when in Alexandria. It is staffed by volunteers and has interesting brochures on sites to see, upcoming events in the area, a gift shop with many offerings, very clean public restrooms. and off street...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

Nice museum on the first floor and has parking on the side. Covers Alexandria's history well and is well maintained. It is a free museum, but has a donation box.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank j75707p
Reviewed October 9, 2017

Not far from King Street and trolley, donations accepted, well presented history of Alexandria, a good place to visit, washroom and gift shop on site and parking

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SweetSydneyToronto
Reviewed September 21, 2017

As we spent about 45 minutes walking through the exhibits on the first floor which are arranged in chronilogical groups a concert was going on upstairs so we got a two for one experience!.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank joh537
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Nicely presented displays on the history of Alexandria. A recently installed series of displays focuses on World War I. A donation of $2 per person is requested and is well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gene K
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